Happy Friday everyone, I apologize for being away from the blog most of the week. Hopefully after everything is settled I’ll get back to posting normally again. For now I want to spotlight a book coming in the new year by one of my favorite authors! Those of you who have been regular readers of my blog know I’m a huge fan of author John Shors, having read pretty much everything he’s written. Well in February 2013 his newest novel, Temple of a Thousand Faces will release and I can’t wait! While his last few novels have taken place in modern times, Temple of a Thousand Faces will be taking us back in time a thousand years or so. Needless to say I’m excited so, while I know it’s a little while until the book will be out, I still wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention and share what it’s about as well. Oh, and post the gorgeous cover which may be a bit different when ultimately published but hopefully not to different because I really love this one.
Temple of a Thousand Faces releasing February 2013 (description from Penguin)
In his international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors wrote about the ancient passion, beauty, and brilliance that inspired the building of the Taj Mahal. Now with Temple of a Thousand Faces, he brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivaled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues. There, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, an empire is lost, a royal love is tested, and heroism is reborn.
When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king. Exiled from their homeland, he and his mystical wife Ajadevi set up a secret camp in the jungle with the intention of amassing an army bold enough to reclaim their kingdom and free their people. Meanwhile, Cham King Indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his most trusted men against each other and squashing any hint of rebellion.
Moving from a poor fisherman’s family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn–Temple of a Thousand Faces is an unforgettable saga of love, betrayal, and survival at any cost.
About John Shors
After graduating from Colorado College, John Shors lived for several years in Kyoto, Japan, where he taught English. On a shoestring budget, he later trekked across Asia, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. After returning to the United States, he became a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, winning several statewide awards in journalism. John then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and helped launch GroundFloor Media, now one of the state’s largest public relations firms.
John has been lucky enough to spend much of his life abroad, traveling in Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. Now a full-time novelist, John spends his days writing and going on family outings with his wife, Allison, and their two young children, Sophie and Jack.
John’s first five novels, Beneath a Marble Sky, Beside a Burning Sea, Dragon House, The Wishing Trees, and Cross Currents, have won multiple awards, and have been translated into twenty-five languages.
Sounds like a fantastic novel, doesn’t it? Well you can be sure that come February my review of Temple of a Thousand Faces will be up on the blog so be sure to watch for it! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!